A Month in Exchange: August 2007


Sorry it’s a Bit late this month.  I must admit I do look forward to this post, as it gives me the chance to see what is happening in the world of Exchange and share it!


Application Analysis Envisioning Process for Lotus Domino Applications
This guide discusses the Application Analysis Envisioning Process (AAEP) for Lotus Domino applications. The AAEP provides you with a process to identify and classify Lotus Domino infrastructure, understand their core components and functionality, and accurate guidance for a recommended target solution. The primary goal of this process is to encourage a standard approach that you can use to define migration and target solution recommendations, as well as estimate migration costs and timelines. New versions of the Application Analyzer and the Application Transporter tool for Lotus Domino have been released as part of the Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino. This document contains information about the Microsoft Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino and the Exchange Transporter versions of the tools.

Microsoft Exchange Server Quota Message Service
The Microsoft Exchange Server Quota Message Service is a tool that enables custom quota messages to be generated without having to modify DLLs or use an event sink. These messages inform users that they have exceeded their message quotas. This document provides information about downloading and installing the tool and then using it. There is also information about registry entries the configure and control Quota Message Service.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 VHD – 32-bit version
Exchange Server 2007 VHD. This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate how Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 together can help create an optimized messaging system for your organization.

Microsoft Network Monitor 3.1
Network Monitor 3.1 is a protocol analyzer. It allows you to capture network traffic, view and analyze it. Version 3.1 is an update and replaces Network Monitor 3.0. Network Monitor 3.x is a complete overhaul of the previous Network Monitor 2.x version.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007
The white papers here provided for download present how Exchange Server 2007 enables Unified Communications while simultaneously improving overall access to information and operational efficiency. Other white papers discuss the benefits of Unified Communications in today’s business environment and the benefits of Exchange Server 2007. Case Studies provided for download highlight successful implementations of Exchange Server 2007 by clients.

TechReady 2007 Exchange Web Services Samples
The TechReady 2007 Exchange Web Services samples show you how you can integrate Exchange Server 2007 data within line-of-business applications and third-party solutions by using the new Exchange Web Services feature

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SDK July 2007
This release of the Exchange Server 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK) Documentation and Samples provides new and updated documentation and samples for building applications that use Exchange 2007. Use this SDK to help you develop collaborative enterprise applications for Exchange 2007.

Exchange Hosted Services Directory Synchronization Tool
The Directory Synchronization Tool securely synchronizes valid end-user proxy addresses from your Active Directory to Exchange Hosted Services.

LG-Nortel Case Study

Exchange Hosted Services Directory Synchronization Tool Documentation
Administrators’ guide to the Directory Synchronization Tool

Jardine OneSolution
4 page case study featuring Hosted and Messaging Collaboration Services.

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server
Forefront Security for Exchange Server includes multiple scan engines from industry-leading security firms integrated in a single solution to help businesses protect their Exchange messaging environments from viruses, worms, and spam. It ships with and integrates multiple industry-leading antivirus engines to provide comprehensive, layered protection against the latest threats. Through deep integration with Exchange Server, scanning innovations and performance controls, Forefront Security for Exchange Server helps protect messaging environments while maintaining uptime and optimizing server performance. Forefront Security for Exchange Server also enables administrators to easily manage configuration and operation, automated scan engine signature updates and reporting at the server and enterprise level.

Forefront Security for Exchange Server provides protection specifically designed for Exchange 2007 servers. Forefront Security for Exchange Server is an on-premise solution that provides protection for Exchange 2007 Edge, Hub and Mailbox servers. Customers who purchase Forefront Security for Exchange Server to protect Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will also be licensed to use Microsoft Antigen for Exchange, Microsoft Antigen for SMTP Gateways, and Antigen Spam Manager to protect their Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 environments.

Deploying a Complex Exchange Server 2007 Organization
As its name implies, a complex Exchange organization represents the most intricate topology into which Exchange 2007 is deployed. Of the four defined organization models for Exchange 2007 (simple, standard, large, and complex), the complex Exchange organization is the only model that includes multiple Active Directory directory service forests or the use of synchronization technology. This document will provide the planning and deployment information you need to get your complex Exchange 2007 organization up and running.

Deploying a Standard Exchange Server 2007 Organization
Of the four defined organizational models for Exchange 2007 (simple, standard, large, and complex), the standard Exchange organization represents the most common topology into which Exchange 2007 is deployed. As messaging service needs grow beyond the resource limits of a single computer, separation of Exchange 2007 services onto multiple computers becomes the next topological division: the standard Exchange organization. The standard Exchange organization builds upon the simple Exchange organization by deploying multiple computers running Exchange. This document will provide the planning and deployment information you need to get your standard Exchange 2007 organization up and running.

Deploying a Large Exchange Server 2007 Organization
Of the four defined organization models for Exchange 2007 (simple, standard, large, and complex), the large Exchange organization is the largest organization model that can be deployed in a single Active Directory directory service forest environment. This document will provide the planning and deployment information you need to get your large Exchange 2007 organization up and running.

Microsoft Exchange Server Stress and Performance
The Microsoft Exchange Server Stress and Performance (ESP) tool simulates large numbers of client sessions by concurrently accessing one or more protocol servers. ESP includes multiple modules and can simulate many client sessions while accessing one or more Exchange servers at the same time. You can use ESP to test several workload scenarios for both Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2007.

Microsoft Exchange Load Generator
The Microsoft Exchange Load Generator (LoadGen) document describes all aspects of installing Exchange Load Generator on a client computer and then stepping through the tasks fo
r configuring, creating, running, customizing, repeating, and stopping the test Information is provided about the user interface, the XML configuration file, and the command line program, each of which performs specific functions of the tool. Additionally, there are topics for using System Monitor and LoadGen data, including questions to consider when looking at test results, and consolidating System Monitor data and analyzing LoadGen. Topics other than task descriptions include operational recommendations, specific features of the tool, and a reference of the performance counters.

Exchange Load Generator is used as a simulation tool to measure the effect of MAPI clients on Exchange servers. LoadGen lets you test how a server that is running Exchange responds to e-mail loads. To simulate the delivery of these messaging requests, you run LoadGen tests on client computers. These tests send multiple messaging requests to the Exchange server, thereby causing a mail load. LoadGen is a useful tool for administrators who are sizing servers and validating a deployment plan. Specifically, LoadGen helps you determine whether each of your servers can handle the load to which they are intended to carry. Another use for LoadGen is to help validate the overall solution.
The Exchange Load Generator and the accompanying documentation replaces the Load Simulator tool and information.

Operations Management and Monitoring of an Exchange Server 2007 Organization
This document details the operational processes, tasks, and tools that are required to maintain an Exchange Server 2007 environment. It explains how the management of Exchange 2007 fits in with the overall Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) model. It will help you design your operational management environment and give you the means to implement processes and procedures to keep your environment running smoothly. In addition, guidance is provided for using Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Service Pack 1 to monitor an Exchange organization.

Deploying a Simple Exchange Server 2007 Organization
Of the four defined organization models for Microsoft Exchange 2007 (simple, standard, large, and complex), the simple Exchange organization represents the most basic topology into which Exchange 2007 can be deployed.



Not many this month!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007: Momentum Webcast: Top Ten Reasons to Upgrade Your Messaging Server (Level 100)
Is your messaging system keeping up with the requirements of your business? Dramatic shifts in business needs have revolutionized methods of communication and collaboration. As e-mail has become a preferred communication method, employees now expect to have efficient access to e-mail, calendars, and contacts, no matter where they are or what type of device they are using. For IT departments, delivering a messaging system that meets the needs of businesses is increasingly complex. Managers must contend with e-mail security threats, non-compliance issues, and rapidly growing message stores, while ensuring that the system maintains high uptime. However, time, money, and resource constraints force IT departments to do more with less. Join this unique, interactive webcast as we cover the key factors to consider when evaluating a messaging environment and explain the top ten reasons why you should consider upgrading your messaging software.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007: Momentum Webcast: A Sneak Peek at Microsoft Unified Communications (Level 100)
Organizations today have multiple communications systems like e-mail, telephony, and instant messaging (IM). However, these communication systems often exist in silos and are rarely integrated into business processes and applications. As a result, these communication systems are ineffective and costly to deploy and manage. Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) technologies use the power of software to help streamline communications between people and organizations, regardless of the medium, platform, device, or location. Join us for this webcast and see how the comprehensive set of Microsoft UC clients, servers, services, and devices deliver integrated capabilities like e-mail, calendaring, unified messaging, mobile messaging, presence detection, IM, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call management, and audio/video/Web conferencing. By empowering end users with a familiar set of tools built on an enterprise-ready, scalable, and easily managed software-powered architecture, Microsoft Unified Communications breaks down communi
cation silos and extends existing communications investments while enabling business process innovation.

Monday, August 20, 2007: Momentum Webcast: Windows Mobile 6.0 Is Another Reason to Upgrade to Exchange Server 2007 (Level 100)
People in the current workforce need to be connected wherever their responsibilities take them to remain productive. Join this webcast to discover how mobility features in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 empower mobile professionals to easily and more securely access corporate resources and synchronize information with their Windows Mobile powered devices. See how you can enable even more productivity for your employees by extending the capabilities of Exchange Server 2007 to unify your communications through Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and the Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile client. With a Microsoft infrastructure, your workforce can be more secure, mobile, and productive.

Friday, August 24, 2007: TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2007 Client Access and Web Services (Level 200)
In this webcast, we focus on Client Access Services in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The overall goal of Client Access Services is to add value to the data in your inbox by enabling you to access that data from any location. We explain how to access inbox data using Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access (OWA), and mobile devices, and we describe some of the new client access features introduced in Exchange Server 2007. Join us for a look at the various underlying components of Exchange Server 2007 Client Access Services. We cover the enhanced calendar functionality, the new Unified Messaging and Exchange Server Web services, and programmatic access to messaging data. We conclude the session by examining Exchange Server ActiveSync improvements.







NEW KB Articles



The outgoing message always displays the name of the sender even though the administrator configured the message to hide the name in Exchange Server 2007

How to move Microsoft Search files and folders to a new partition on an Exchange Server 2003 cluster node

The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service stops unexpectedly, and event ID 7011 is logged in Exchange Server 2003

The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service in Exchange 2003 exits unexpectedly when some users log on to Outlook Web Access

Exchange 2003 is unable to convert .ics files to Outlook meeting items for multiple-event iCal files

An e-mail message is corrupted after the Disclaimer rule is enabled on an Exchange Server 2007-based server

Event ID 3092 is logged when you try to replicate certain public folder messages from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007

The synchronization session of the mobile device fails, and you receive error code “0X85010015” when you try to synchronize a mobile device by using Exchange ActiveSync in Exchange Server 2007

A POP3 mail client may receive an error code, and event ID 1009 is logged on an Exchange 2007 mail server

Error messages when you try to synchronize a Windows Mobile 5.0-based mobile device to Exchange Server 2003 on a Windows SBS 2003-based computer

Microsoft does not support using ISAPI extensions or filters to modify Outlook Web Access credentials on a server that is running Exchange Server

A meeting request incorrectly shows that the mailbox owner is the only attendee for a meeting when a delegate logs on to the mailbox by using Entourage

An incorrect address is displayed when an external user replies to a message that was routed from the Internet to an Exchange 2003 server by using the Domino messaging system

A meeting update message or a meeting cancellation message from an Exchange 2003 user is not delivered to an Exchange 2007 user

How to export members of an Exchange distribution group to a text file

Error message when you try to access public folders in Exchange 2003: “Error ID number: c1030af3” or “HTTP/1.1 503 service unavailable”

How to remove the CA InoculateIT engine from Antigen 8.0

Description of the upgrade licensing process for Antigen 9.0

Error message in Forefront Security or in Antigen 9.0: “ERROR: Call to engine scan function returned virus found with no virus name”

Antigen deletes some .zip files, and the Kaspersky engine returns the virus name as “PASSWORD-PROTECTED-EXE”

Antigen 9.0 for Exchange continuously fails over between cluster nodes and scan jobs

Forefront Security for Exchange Server fails in a single copy cluster environment

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